Electronic Arts, Lucasfilm Games and Lucasfilm Games were both in the news when they released a few Star Wars games that are currently being developed. One of these was from Respawn Entertainment. EA was once the only company that could create games for this blockbuster franchise. Lucasfilm is now allowing other studios to take advantage of this opportunity. There are now eight Star Wars titles in development.
They will not all be released in this year’s release. Some of these titles are still being developed. Here’s a current list of the Star Wars games in development right now.
LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga
LEGO Star Wars:On April 5, the Skywaker Saga launches. The Skywaker Saga is a LEGO-based story that retells all of the films. Players can expect a classic family-friendly, fun-filled adventure mixed with TT Games’ signature humor. As you move through Skywalker’s movie series, you will be able to unlock many characters and explore multiple planets. LEGO Star Wars:Skywalker Saga coming to Xbox and PlayStation 4 as well Nintendo Switch and PC
Star Wars: Hunters
Star Wars: Hunters also is available on the Nintendo Switch and mobile. The Arena is a third-person combat-game that allows players to match Hunters.
Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order 2
Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order 2 is currently in development at Respawn — the same studio behind the original game — with Stig Asmussen returning as game director. Original Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order released in 2019 and restored some fan faith in EA’s ability to handle the Star Wars franchise. Lucasfilm finally allowed other studios access to the Star Wars franchise. Star Wars Jedi Fallen Order was a solid action-packed single-player movie and fans are hopeful that it will be the next installment.
Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic: Remake
BioWare’s critically acclaimed Star Wars RPG, Knights of the Old Republic, is being remade by Aspyr Media, the developer behind recent ports of Republic Commando and Jedi Academy. Aspyr Media (the developer of Jedi Academy and Republic Commando ports) is now working on the KOTOR reconstruction. “completely rebuilt from the ground up”Next-generation consoles and PC. It was only announced for PS5 and PC, although it was later confirmed as a console exclusive at launch, which means it’s probably also coming to Xbox at some point as well.
Star Wars FPS by REspawn
Respawn currently works with Peter Hirschmann (the game director) on Star Wars’ first-person shooter. Hirschmann served as the VP Development for LucasArts and was also an executive producer on the Battlefront original games. EA has already published two Battlefront games, the most recent being in 2017. We don’t know much about this game right now, but Hirschmann did hint that he’s “always been inspired by the classic Star Wars titles Dark Forces and Dark Forces II.”
Ubisoft’s open-world Star Wars
When Lucasfilm Games announced they were opening up the doors to new developers who want to play in the Star Wars sandbox, one of the first games to be announced was Ubisoft’s open-world Star Wars game. The game is currently in development at Massive Entertainment, the Sweden-based studio behind The Division franchise and the upcoming Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora game.
Star Wars Eclipse
Perhaps the most intriguing game in development right now is Quantic Dream’s Star Wars Eclipse. The studio behind multiple story-driven titles such as Heavy Rain, Beyond: Two Souls and Detroit: Become Human is working on a new action-adventure set in the High Republic era. Multiple characters will be featured in the story, which follows the Quantic Dream structure. Star Wars Eclipse development is currently in the early stages.
Star Wars strategy by Bit Reactor, Respawn
EA’s Star Wars III title in development is a strategy game. Bit Reactor, Respawn and other companies are working on the development of this game. Bit Reactor was founded in 2012 by the former Firaxis Games directors who developed the critically acclaimed XCOM series. Greg Foerstch serves as the art director of XCOM 2 & XCOM 2 : Enemy unknown. Bit Reactor produces the game and is responsible for the development.
That’s all of the current Star Wars games in development right now. Which Star Wars games are you excited for?